Containerised ChargePod brings forklift charging outside
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched a containerised ChargePod solution for electrically powered forklift trucks. The solution addresses growing customer demand for cost-effective mobile outdoor charging solutions and is suitable for customers such as sawmills, where large parts of the operations are outside, meaning that space is at a premium.
The Kalmar ChargePod provides a complete charging station inside a standard 20ft container that can be located almost anywhere on site. Two sets of forklift truck batteries can be charged simultaneously, and the container is insulated to make it suitable for use in both cold and hot climates, with air conditioning cooling available as an option. The ChargePod is suitable for charging batteries used in Kalmar light and medium electric forklift trucks.
David Malmström, business development manager at Kalmar Forklift Trucks said, “The ChargePod eliminates the need to invest in expensive and inflexible permanent charging station setups. Because the ChargePod is containerised it can be placed almost anywhere and is easy to relocate. Once the container is in place, a driver can easily replace a battery with the help of another forklift. The ChargePod promises to make our customers’ electrification journeys as time and cost-efficient as possible.”